The Denver Nuggets led wire to wire in beating the Milwaukee Bucks 101-90 Thursday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Kenneth Ferried carried the night with a game high 26 points. Caron Butler led Milwaukee with 17, Ersan Ilyasova added 14 points with 11 rebounds. The Bucks have dropped five of their last six and failed again to win back to back games this season. Milwaukee (10-44) will host Indiana Saturday night.
The Bucks traded back up guards Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour to the Charlotte Bobcats before the NBA deadline expired. In return, the Bucks will get Ramon Sessions, a former second round pick of Milwaukee in 2007 who played two years with the team, and forward Jeff Adrien.